How would you use a 100Mbps Internet connection?

The best ways you could take advantage of super-fast broadband

With the current uncertainty surrounding who is going to govern Australia for the next three years, the future of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is still up in the air. For the time being, NBN Co has frozen all spending and hiring of employees.

Federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull recently said that Australians did not want Internet speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps), nor did they need it. We beg to differ. Here are some of the best ways that we would utilise a high speed broadband connection.

Movie downloads

With a 100Mbps broadband connection, you wouldn't have to queue downloads or wait a long time to download your favourite TV show or movie. Imagine downloading a music album in five seconds or less, a TV show in 30 seconds, or a Full HD movie in seven and a half minutes. With 100Mbps broadband, this is in the realms of possibility.

IPTV

One of the first things we would use 100Mbps speeds for is IPTV. You could sign up to an IPTV service like iiNet's FetchTV, Telstra's T-Box, ABC iView or Tivo. IPTV with a 100Mbps connection can offer HD quality streams to keep you entertained.

Video Conferencing

Forget the days of calling your friend or colleague via your mobile phone. HD video conferencing is the way of the future. Now you can video conference from home for work purposes, or talk with friends and hassle strangers on ChatRoulette all in the glorious high-definition. Corporate road warriors will also benefit from the faster speeds when working from home, or other locations away from the office.

A change of habits

Super-fast broadband would change most users' Internet habits. For example, you could easily play an online game while someone else watches IPTV in the lounge room on the same connection without any lag, slowdown or disconnections.

What would you use a 100Mbps Internet connection for? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Cheng

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5 Comments

Terry

1

The Libs must have lost many votes when they said they would cancel the NBN. Anyone with half a brain would know the benefit to Government and Business that such a network would provide.

Imagine Health Departments being able to send body scans etc not only to Australian departments but overseas for investigation in order to obtain the best and latest information that will assist

and that comes from a (past) Libs supporter

Hung Viet NGUYEN

2

Hi everyone,

I am from New Caledonia, the NBN has become the main subject to everyone who is interested in it. I'm particularly worry about the Liberal's announcement cancelling the NBN project which would have an enormous impact to the Australian economic.

I think the NBN will play a major role to the Australian economy especially in education, health, public services, entertainment which will create a lot of jobs in IT, CCNT .... and so on.

I fully support the Labor party's ideas to implement the NBN to cover most of the Australian territories, cancel it would be disastrous.

Thank you

Hey

3

Hello sheep,
'Oh my god, I can't bloody download a video in 5 minutes!'
THAT is your argument?
HD video conferencing? Tell me, how many people in future are going to video conference at all using fibre. Facetime can't run on 3G, but it WOULD be able to using a 4G network. That is where you need to invest in infrastructure.
The fact is everyone is making it out like the Coalition has NO broadband policy. That is crap.
The coalition is promising a MINIMUM of 12mbps and a MAXIMUM of 100mbps to 97 % of the population. And wireless and satellite to everyone else. For most people it will be much more than 12mbps.
Secondly, the price. 46 BILLION dollars. Just think about this. IS BROADBAND REALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING? More important than health? more important than education? And you assume that they won't go over this amount? Given Labor's record? Just look at the Laptop program, it went from 1 to 2 BILLION dollars. Imagine 46.

Marcus

4

I would have thought that the point here is that no one yet knows what such a leap in speed with bring. Just a quick look at the creative technologies that have emerged over the last few years to take advantage of ADSL shows that the extra speed will be used in ways which we haven't yet conceived of. Its basic infrastructure and will be used at all levels of the community, medical, social, engineering, scientific etc. As (NBN's) Quigley has said, the history of the telegraph and telephony in this country shows unlooked for benefits and advantages that could not be foreseen. Bring on the NBN, and lets see where it takes us! And for god's sake, keep it public. The "captains of industry" such as the manager of Exetel are a little too fond of telling us that private is always better than public at management. Yeah right. Lets just all forget about the GFC and how it came about. Give me a break!

Hey

5

The funny thing is Marcus is that the blowout of the NBN (and there is going to be one) is probably gonna send us in to another GFC!
Marcus, the idea that we'll find uses in the future is just pure nonsense. You're ignoring the fact that they have started building the NBN, and THEY HAVE NOT HAD IT COSTED COMPLETELY!!!!!!

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